Who We Are
The Birmingham church of Christ is a group of Christians who have dedicated their lives to following Jesus Christ as Lord.
We meet all together as a congregation (as of September, 2016 122 members, not including children) on Sundays and once again on Fridays. Some Fridays we meet all together, as on Sunday, and some Fridays we meet in locations around the city in Family Groups.
These are located in Sutton Coldfield, Erdington, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton/Walsall, Oldbury, South Birmingham, Weoley Castle, Hall Green and Selly Oak.
We also have Family Groups dedicated to university and college students, and a dynamic and lively teen ministry and preteen ministry. We are very proud of our Kingdom Kids Children's Ministry, which provides formal instruction in a fun and creative atmosphere on Sundays during worship, and less formal, more active, relationship-building child care on Friday nights when we meet as a congregation.
Our singles take part in conferences and activities for singles all around the UK, as, in fact, do all the various interest groups in our church.
The Birmingham church is part of a church family in the fellowship of the International Churches of Christ which includes the Northern UK churches (Belfast
, and Leicester
, Thames Valley
, and the churches in the Nordic countries: Stockholm, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Helsinki, Oslo and Bergen.
The Birmingham church of Christ was planted by a team of disciples of Jesus Christ from the London International Church of Christ in April, 1987. We are associated closely with other churches of Christ in the UK under the umbrella of the International Church of Christ Missions charity, or ICC Missions (charity number 1092123). The Birmingham church was part of the Midlands Churches of Christ charity from July 2005 until December 2013, when it then joined with ICC Missions.
The roots of modern-day churches of Christ grew out of the Protestant Reformation and the Restoration Movement, of which Barton Stone (1772-1844) and Alexander Campbell (1788-1866) are named as significant figures. Our more recent history began with student ministry revivals in the 1950's and 1960's in the United States, leading to the revitalisation of the small Lexington church of Christ in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, in 1979. Renamed the Boston Church of Christ, it was this dynamic congregation which sent a team to London in 1982, and which, in turn, planted the Birmingham church in 1987.